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The paintings and writing presented above are highly contingent upon the insights of friends and others. It is this contingency that drives the work forward. 

The name ‘flights and fissures’ is lifted from the work of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. A line of flight refers to the scene of disappearance associated with a painting’s vanishing point. A fissure is a narrow opening or crack which disrupts the wholeness of a form. 

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Flow Break is a series of gouache paintings made specifically for Effects Journal. The paintings were constructed by reconfiguring a set of predetermined shapes: yellow square, lavender square, red half square. Each shape is placed into a grid by chance, resulting in a series of unanticipated arrangements. The paintings are intentionally impersonal, countering the artist’s autonomous gesture with a more automatic procedure. The accompanying text in “Effects” questions how visual abstractions such as Flow Break impress upon our unconscious by going undetected by language and directly accessing our nervous system.

‘Flow Break’ appeared in the publication “Effects” edited by Orlando Reade and Christopher Page. January 2018, Los Angeles.